When sorting through your cookware, make sure that every item you keep is high quality and highly functional. Aluminum quality cookware does not pit or accumulate scratches. If yours is dented or scratched, discard it and buy a new one. Anodized aluminum home cookware from brands like Anolon® and Emeril® can last for decades, so there is no reason to hang onto a pan of lesser quality. Also, make sure that any wok you have is non-stick. Non-stick woks are much easier to cook in, and they are not any more expensive than stainless steel varieties. Lastly, make sure your stainless steel pans are shiny, and polish them with stainless steel cleaner if they are not.
Moving into a new home is a busy event, but it is also a great time to re-evaluate your kitchen items and get rid of the ones that no longer serve their purpose. Keep these tips in mind, and you could be cooking more easily and quickly.